The UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday visited Golden Temple, the holy shrine of the Sikh religion in Amritsar, India. He expressed his respect for the religion. “I prayed here as a Catholic but all people, from all religions in the world, can pray in this holy place,” he said.
Guterres added that there are unfortunately not many temples in the world where this is possible. And, at the same time, it increases my admiration for the Sikh communities everywhere: the Sikh community in India, the Sikh community in my part of the world, in Europe, in North America, everywhere where Sikhs are contributing to the development of our world.
The Golden Temple is a place of peace, tolerance and harmony; it is sacred to the Sikh people, and it is open to all people from all religions. It was my great honour to share in the warm and generous spirit of this holy place. https://t.co/RrNp8DKAth pic.twitter.com/wypdjuyX1j
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) October 3, 2018
“I want to express to my hosts my deep gratitude and wish you all the best – to the wonderful practice that the Golden Temple represents, receiving everybody, sharing with everybody the food, but, more than the food, sharing this wonderful spirit of peace, of harmony, of understanding that we badly need in today’s world,” Guterres said.
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